Frenectomy


A lingual frenectomy is a form of frenectomy associated with the tongue.

The removal of the lingual frenulum under the tongue can be accomplished with a frenectomy. This is used to treat a tongue tied patient. It is said that, immediately after this minor oral surgery, the tongue can often dramatically extend out of the mouth which it could not before do

A labial frenectomy is a form of frenectomy performed on the lip.

The labial frenulum often attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth. This can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone. A labial frenectomy removes the labial frenulum. Orthodontic patients often have this procedure done to assist with closing a front tooth gap. When a denture patient's lips move, the frenulum pulls and loosens the denture which can be uncomfortable. This surgery is often done to help dentures fit better.

The removal of the frenulum does not cause any adverse effects to the lip and mouth. A fenectomy is a simple surgey and usually Dr. Sedigh has you out of the office in around 30 minutes.